Our Parish

Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
and Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

St. Peter Church is the only Jesuit parish and oldest Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC. St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuit Order, sought to find God in all things, and all people. We follow St. Ignatius through finding God in worship, spiritual formation, discernment of God’s plan for us, and an active service to others. Embraced by God’s enduring love, we are a joyful, supportive and welcoming community.

St. Peter parish aligns with the four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Jesuits (Society of Jesus). 

  1. To show the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and discernment.
  2. To walk with the poor, the outcasts of the world, those whose dignity has been violated, in a mission of reconciliation and justice.
  3. To accompany young people in the creation of a hope-filled future.
  4. To collaborate in the care of our Common Home.


Our mission and vision:

Our Mission:  As a Catholic Jesuit parish in Charlotte's Center City, we are animated by the spirit of St. Ignatius and welcome all to share in the joy of the Gospel and to come to know, love and serve God and one another. 

Our Vision: 

  • Stronger Together — We are a joyful, supportive, engaged and connected parish community. 
  • Go Deeper — Parishioners have the tools to go deeper spiritually and are grounded in an Ignatian foundation and aware of a God who is trying to be   known to them. 
  • Go Forth — United through our Ignatian spirituality, we lead and serve others in all our communities of engagement. 
  • Thriving Foundation — Our parish structure is well-organized and resourced to be responsive and support our mission. 


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